Thursday, 13 June 2019

5 Conditions That Causes Of Stroke

A person gets a stroke tends when the blood supply to part of their brain is suddenly interrupted. This causes their brain cells to begin to die, an act that causes the part of their body that the injured brain controls to stop working. The two major types of stroke are ischemic stroke and hemorrhagic stroke. The ischemic stroke happens to a person when a blood clot blocks the vessel in which blood flows to the brain. While the hemorrhagic stroke happens to a person when a ruptured blood vessel causes bleeding in the brain or a blood vessel that is weakened leaks. Here we have 5 conditions that cause of stroke.

High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure or hypertension is a health condition where the blood is forced hard against the artery walls. High blood pressure is one of the most common causes of stroke.  when a person is having high blood pressure, their blood forms a clot in their brain artery. This formed clot weakens the brain blood vessel, narrows them and make them leak, and cause a stroke.

Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation is an irregular or malfunction of heartbeat where the heart quivers instead of beating efficiently as a result of poor blood flow. The human heart normally  contracts and relax in rhythm as it pumps blood, but if a person is suffering from atrial fibrillation the atria quivers instead of the normal heartbeat rate, it beats rapidly. Quivering cause sticky blood cells to form a clot, this clot can travel up to the brain and cut off blood supply to the brain. When the blood supply to the brain is cut, a person can have a stroke.


Atherosclerosis is a medical condition where a buildup of plaque around the artery wall causes the arteries to become hardened and narrowed, the same way that narrowing and hardening of the arteries cause heart attacks. Plaque is made of cholesterol, fats, calcium and some other substance in the blood. The three types of atherosclerosis that can cause stroke are Peripheral artery disease also known as atherosclerosis of the limbs, Coronary heart disease also known as atherosclerosis of the heart, and Carotid artery disease also is known as atherosclerosis of the neck – yikes. According to medical research, 50 percent of all stroke are caused by atherosclerosis.


Vasculitis can be described as a health condition in which the blood vessels become inflamed which causes a change in the blood vessel walls. Vasculitis happens when a person's body's immune mistakenly attacks the blood vessels, a situation which can be caused by an infection or drugs. Though the actual cause is yet to be discovered, vasculitis has an ability to reduce blood flow to some part of the brain, and when blood flow is reduced or interrupted, a person stands the risk of having a stroke.

Smoking Of Tobacco

Smoking can increase your risk of stroke by increasing blood pressure and reducing oxygen in the blood. Tobacco smoke contains over 4,000 toxic chemicals, these chemicals go to the lungs or absorbed into the bloodstream, causing damage to the blood vessel walls, leading to atherosclerosis (hardening and narrowing of the arteries). Smoking increases the stickiness of the blood, which can further increase the risk of forming a blood clot.

Again we have discussed 5 conditions that cause of stroke and how they work. In these 5 conditions that cause of stroke, you will find out that stroke mostly occurs when there is an attack on the arteries, and some heart conditions we pay little attention to. So we advise a regular medical check-up, especially when you have had or still experiencing any of the above-mentioned health condition.

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